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Hawaiian lanternshark

Hawaiian lanternshark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. villosus
Binomial name
Etmopterus villosus
C. H. Gilbert, 1905
Range of the Hawaiian lanternshark (in blue)

The Hawaiian lanternshark (Etmopterus villosus) is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found around the Hawaiian Islands, between latitudes 23°N and 19°N, at depths between 400 and 910 m. Its maximum length is at least 46 cm.

Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Etmopterus villosus in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2
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